If there’s any piece of cycling equipment that I take for granted, it’s my gloves. Most of the time, I don’t even think about them. I just grab them out of my helmet, slip them on, then slam my helmet onto my noggin and take off. Oh, occasionally, I start smelling them and have to remember to take them into the laundry, but day-in and day-out, they’re there for me, quietly doing their job.
Until this morning….
But that was my fault. When Pam and I went down to ride before work, my gloves were still pretty soaked from being left outside in yesterday’s rain. Not thinking anything of it, I just laid them out to dry and we headed merrily on our way. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long for my hands to start going numb. It was bad. I was miserable. I spent much of the ride shifting my hands around or shaking them out trying to get the circulation back. I didn’t realize the tandem would do that to me…it’s probably an indication that the fit isn’t perfect, but that’s an entirely different subject.
Needless to say, I was happy to put the gloves on for my trip to work, even if they were still slightly damp!
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